Sunday, August 07, 2011
i'm not much for recipes. that is to say, i like recipes, and recipe books, but i'm just not very good at following them. i'm much better at taking a recipe as a starting point, and then adapting as i see fit. take quiche. i doubt i have ever made the same quiche twice. using whatever vegetable strike my fancy, or that i have on hand, is what makes it interesting. so this isn't a recipe, just a jumping off point, if you like quiche.
i can say that i have been using this tasty parmesan crust recipe recently, which is quite good in a quiche. today's version had green cauliflower, zucchini, garlic scapes, red pepper, and tomato, all from the farmers market. add in some bacon and cheddar cheese. whisk together some eggs (also local, 6-7), a good slosh of milk (1/2 cup? more?) and a few tablespoons of whole wheat flour, plus salt & pepper and other spices if desired (i like red chili flakes) and pour over the veg mix. bake at 350° for awhile (1/2 hour-ish?). and eat (and yes, you can probably tell by the above pic that my quiche tends to fall apart easily - i always tend to cram in too much stuff!).
was that at all helpful? food blogger, i am not. but i still like to think i am a decent cook, and A and i like to eat well. also fresh out of the oven this evening? these blueberry muffins. i'm trying to hold back sampling one, as we're supposed to take them somewhere tomorrow. but that one is kind of missing its bottom anyway, as it was blueberry overloaded, so maybe no one will miss that one...